Grammaire des civilisations by Fernand Braudel; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book, Civilization, History, Protected. The manual, however, survived, and Braudel’s page contribution, Grammaire des civilisations, has now been slightly updated and skilfully. By Fernand Braudel (New York: Penguin Books, ), xl + pp. II. Ecrits sur with a new name Grammaire de civilisations, by Editions Arthaud in Paris.

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While comprehensive it did get quite heavy during the European section, as the author is French and most familiar with this material.

Such infelicities aside I can still recommend this book to those interested in the big-picture view of human history. This book was a nice overview braudl civilizations starting with Muhammed and Islam and going all the way through the forming of the United States.

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This had important consequences limiting Islamic power and culture while removing constraints from those of the West. A History of Civilizations by Fernand Braudel. Africa is continually described with metaphors of ”darkness” and ”hopelessness”. Sep 24, Jonfaith rated it it was amazing Shelves: And away from the humanities. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Don’t have a Kindle? If you keep in mind this was written in you would enjoy this book. For example, Braudel points out that, while the Crusades are usually seen as unmitigated folly in the West, and while they achieved nothing lasting on land, at their beginning the Mediterranean was dominated by Islam while at their end it was dominated by the West.


Grammaire des civilisations

I was staggered by the beauty of Braudel on India: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And his insights, like the impact of Watt’s and Newcomen’s steam engine on the field of mining and thus energy potential, spurring the British Industrial Revolution. But worth it for any real student of history.

Jaw dropping analysis and synthesis. English Choose a language for shopping. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Braudel is considered one of the great 20th c.

This was my first Braudel book– and it will not be my last. His reputation stems in part from his writings, but even more from his success in making the Annales School the most important engine of historica Fernand Braudel was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. Everything you need to know about selling on Stuvia. Geography and freedom Also, there is a lot of ideology in this book.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A most extraordinary history book! History and the present day I.

Greece, a civilization of the Aegean, from Thrace to Crete—and not a Balkan peninsula. Civilisatilns amazed by the author’s brilliant intellect, mental clairvoyance, vast cultural and factual background, let alone his highly elegant writing style.

While, of course, I can’t expect him to cover everything. The greatness grmamaire decline of Islam 7. He looks at the macro patterns of these civilizations, and this is where the interesting insights come in that make the book worth a read. May 14, Shashwat Singh rated it liked it.

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Until recently, that is. But it helped track most civilizations of the modern world starting with the Islamic and African worlds, working through Asia, Europe the Americas and the Soviet Union.

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